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bTorah for negligence of leadership; tables to sign up bpeople; monitoring of Jewish functions for leafletting.

b12.aThe setting up of a Volunteer Jewish army trained in bIsrael for emergency service.

b13.aThe creation of official JDL/CAIR groups in bneighborhoods and synagogues.

bIt was this that led us to take over the offices of the United bStates mission to the United Nations; to dig up the lawn of bWorld Jewish Congress leader Joachim Prinz who had bcalled for Israeli “flexibility” in a letter of January 11, 1975 to bThe New York Times in which he expressed the belief that an bIsraeli victory would be even worse for Jews than a defeat b(we wanted him to be consistent in his views and not to bcomplain when someone stole his land. We also sent 20 byoung Jews onto his lawn one day to pitch “refugee” tents bthere as a reminder of what would happen to the Jews of bIsrael if they listened to men like Prinz); to sit-in at Temple bEmanuel to protest the terrible silence of the Reform clergy b(we were arrested while the next day, the Temple Rabbi, bRonald Sobel, exchanged pulpits with the Rector of St. bPatrick’s Cathedral in an effort at “dialogue.”); even to sit in bat the Israeli Consulate in New York and chain ourselves to bthe Israeli Embassy in Washington.

bWe were simply obsessed with the danger to Israel that lay bin its refusal to understand its Divine destiny and did not bwant it to suffer the natural consequences of its blindness. b“Not One Inch—” became a JDL slogan second only to the bfamous “Never Again.”

Publisher’s Note

bOn February 21, 1975, days after the author returned his bgalley proof, he was sentenced in Brooklyn, New York by bUnited States District Judge Jack Weinstein to one year in bprison for twice “willfully and intentionally” violating the bterms of a five-year probation imposed in July 1971.

bThe New York Times quoted Rabbi Kahane as saying to the bcourt “I did what the government says I did. I violated bprobation. . . . Do what you have to do with a clear con- bscience. I did what I had to do with a clear conscience.”

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